Command line url opens in new window if you miss out "http://"

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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minor
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: davet2001, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.0 Branch
x86
Windows XP
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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0.6
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050717 Firefox/1.0.6

From the command shell, if you run "firefox http://www.mozilla.org", it opens
that url.  "firefox -new" will open a new browser window, but there isn't a way
of openning a new window with a specified URL. ("firefox -new
http://www.mozilla.org" doesn't work).

Or is there.... I found this strange behaviour, where if you leave out the
"http://", it opens in a new window.

"c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" http://www.mozilla.org 
Opens the page replacing whatever window you had open.

"c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" www.mozilla.org 
Opens in a new window.

Nice quirk - but is this intentional?  If so how do you open a https:// site in
a new window?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. "c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" http://www.mozilla.org
2. "c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" www.mozilla.org


Actual Results:  
Window openned over previous browser window with step 1
Window openned in new window with step 2

Expected Results:  
Always open in new window?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b4) Gecko/20050919
Firefox/1.4 ID:2005091906

Both urls open either in a new tab or in a new window, according to my settings
in Tools > Options > Tabs.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
Missing out the http:// appears to only make a difference when tools > options >
tabbed browsing     is set to 'the most recent tab/window'.

Summary: Command line url only opens in new window if you miss out "http://" → Command line url opens in new window if you miss out "http://"
*** Bug 310824 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
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Version: unspecified → 1.0 Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.3 or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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